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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7,247
Views: 1,447,129
Posted By Brun
Ah, what a beautiful machine. I think my first...

Ah, what a beautiful machine. I think my first attack of airhead lust started with one just like that. Thanks. (sigh)
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Brun
And when you get further along you'll need a tool...

And when you get further along you'll need a tool for fitting the seal. These can be purchased fairly cheaply. Pic shows a home-grown tool and the bolts and nuts for clutch removal (plus a ground...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 769
Posted By Brun
Yep, you've got it, and no need to drain fuel....

Yep, you've got it, and no need to drain fuel. It's good to think first about where you will put the tank once it's off. I normally put it on a bench or chair with the petcocks hanging over the edge....
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 769
Posted By Brun
Me too. Happened to me exactly as described. It...

Me too. Happened to me exactly as described. It turned out that the negative battery connection was crusty and only able to temporarily light the idiot lights. Pressing the starter button would give...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,200
Posted By Brun
Charles, that's not a toy. It's a lifestyle...

Charles, that's not a toy. It's a lifestyle change.
Well done, you lucky bastard.
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By Brun
Ha, well done. I love how all that frustration...

Ha, well done. I love how all that frustration and fear can dissolve in a single lightbulb moment.
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By Brun
I'm embarrassed to write that when this happened...

I'm embarrassed to write that when this happened to me it turned out, after hours of frigging around, to be a faulty connection at the negative battery terminal. I would get a single click from the...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7,247
Views: 1,447,129
Posted By Brun
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24516543/410535317.jpg

The wood is spruce, milled from a WW2 army tentpole (stamped D^D 1942). There are 10 mortise and tenon joints,...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,929
Posted By Brun
Oh no, the unintended pun slipping through. I...

Oh no, the unintended pun slipping through. I expect I'll get mercilessly needled about this.
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,929
Posted By Brun
Nice. I'd like a walking foot machine. For now I...

Nice. I'd like a walking foot machine. For now I have this, a Singer 401G Slant-o-matic, circa 1960

http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/15385054/289738881.jpg

Maybe there should be...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7,247
Views: 1,447,129
Posted By Brun
Here's me airhead ute, mates ...

Here's me airhead ute, mates

http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24516543/410006500.jpg

http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24516543/410481261.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,929
Posted By Brun
Ha, yes, thanks. I take your point. But as...

Ha, yes, thanks. I take your point.

But as a cheap bastard and being time rich and money poor I would find it difficult to throw a bunch of dollars at something so generic, however sweet it may...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,929
Posted By Brun
G'day Woodly. I sewed this up a few years ago...

G'day Woodly.
I sewed this up a few years ago and it has survived well.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24299726/408229218.jpg

The fabric is like a plasticised canvas but...
Forum: Australia 12-05-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,438
Posted By Brun
There is (very) fine print on the sign that...

There is (very) fine print on the sign that reads, "Gentlemen on BMW Airheads Excepted"

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk42/jeffr100rs/BoxerworksTintaldra030.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,295
Posted By Brun
Well, that's what I've been thinking about, for...

Well, that's what I've been thinking about, for throttle stops and mixture screws.
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,295
Posted By Brun
Great idea (because I've been thinking of the...

Great idea (because I've been thinking of the need for something similar).

My old knees would be much happier, and the thought of simply reaching down to tweak a nipple has me grinning.

Well...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,389
Posted By Brun
TDL, that has happened to mine too, but not after...

TDL, that has happened to mine too, but not after being in the rain. There has been rain and some high humidity warm weather - it's Spring in Oz. The fogging only manifests when the bike is in the...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,847
Posted By Brun
Yep, or 'Show a Bit of Leg'. Brunhilde...

Yep, or 'Show a Bit of Leg'.

Brunhilde doesn't mind posing for underwear shots, either ...

http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24516543/409352385.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,847
Posted By Brun
Hey, me too. Yesterday, while I was fondling the...

Hey, me too. Yesterday, while I was fondling the old dear I tried to pull one of mine down to the lower position. Damn thing really didn't want to stay there at all. Kept slipping upwards as I tried...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By Brun
Rubber hose and violin tuning peg. ...

Rubber hose and violin tuning peg.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com:80/VOL405/8230927/24516543/409796770.jpg

Violin pegs have many uses around my airhead. They are also useful for tuning violins....
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,649
Posted By Brun
Speedhut offers the option to seal the lens to...

Speedhut offers the option to seal the lens to the body. I chose to do mine myself, using silicone in a syringe. No problems so far.
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,649
Posted By Brun
Nicely done, and looks great. Connecting the 'hot...

Nicely done, and looks great. Connecting the 'hot start' wire is worthwhile. When you stop to shop or refuel it'll take only seconds to 'acquire' and you are good to go. Gotta love how smoothly that...
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,256
Posted By Brun
Nice post, Dusty. Well done getting as far as you...

Nice post, Dusty. Well done getting as far as you have.
Enjoy that bike while you can. I understand your winters can be pretty long and tedious. And fekkin' cold.

ps: Practice saying "BEEP"...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,379
Posted By Brun
At the moment it is still coiled up and sitting...

At the moment it is still coiled up and sitting in the front of the bucket. When you order the unit Speedhut will make the cable to the length you require. At the time I didn't know what length I...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,223
Posted By Brun
Doonie and Looking Around, thanks for the...

Doonie and Looking Around, thanks for the responses. I'd like to get there.
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,379
Posted By Brun
Padmei, getting a Warrant of Fitness every 6...

Padmei, getting a Warrant of Fitness every 6 months amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. You have my sympathy.

I guess it keeps all the bombs off the road and is very good for keeping NZ...
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,223
Posted By Brun
Does anyone have any idea whether the Dargo to...

Does anyone have any idea whether the Dargo to Mount Hotham road is open?
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,379
Posted By Brun
Thanks. The cow was seen the next day staggering...

Thanks. The cow was seen the next day staggering around with a severe list to port and then disappeared. I assume the farmer shot it and ate beef for some time. We figured out later that I had lain...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,256
Posted By Brun
Well done, Dusty. I think I might have heard the...

Well done, Dusty. I think I might have heard the "WooHoo" from here when that starter kicked in.

Now, your horn. Strange that both wires are hot. The horn button is on the Earth (ground) side of...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,379
Posted By Brun
That is beautiful, TDL. I wanted to find a /5...

That is beautiful, TDL. I wanted to find a /5 bucket but nothing turned up when I put the request out into the universe. While working on my chinese bucket I realised that I could probably graft a...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,379
Posted By Brun
Hmm, dunno mate. I wonder why they are not legal...

Hmm, dunno mate. I wonder why they are not legal in EnZed.
No yearly roadworthy inspections in my state and I can't imagine a policeperson ever noticing the GPS label.

I understand that under...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,379
Posted By Brun
Thanks gents. Ontic (gidday Hans), the...

Thanks gents.

Ontic (gidday Hans), the needle moves just like the needle in a (good) car or bike speedo. It moves very smoothly and exactly. Power draw for the 'always on' feature is less than 25...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,379
Posted By Brun
Speedhut GPS speedo in chinese bucket

Bike is a 1974 R90/6. Front end was damaged in a collision with a cow 11 years ago. Forks and handlebars were bent; headlight, speedo and tacho trashed etc. As it happens, I never much liked the...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,256
Posted By Brun
Hey Dusty. As per your email request here is the...

Hey Dusty. As per your email request here is the arrangement for my non-stock starter relay. Note that mine is a 1974 model and the colour of the starter trigger wire is different. Where mine uses a...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,256
Posted By Brun
Dusty, you are very close. For the starter...

Dusty, you are very close.

For the starter relay question, I found this on a thread in 2011, posted by Wirewrkr:
...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,167
Posted By Brun
G'day Ex. I've just been setting this up and...

G'day Ex. I've just been setting this up and there is a problem with the diagram. I've shown a red, (always hot) wire feeding the relay. Yes, the headlight would be always on with this setup. I...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,393
Posted By Brun
I was talking with a Harley rider recently. His...

I was talking with a Harley rider recently. His 2005 thing has a 'momentary-on' button on each side of the handlebars. Press the button on the side you intend to turn and the indicators start...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,393
Posted By Brun
I am thinking of installing something similar,...

I am thinking of installing something similar, but wouldn't want it to offend others. A gentle but audible buzzer, perhaps.

The thought of dying because I left an indicator on and somebody...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By Brun
Lovely. The 'de-numbering' makes it look like a...

Lovely. The 'de-numbering' makes it look like a real bike.
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By Brun
That's a bit harsh, Sunbeem. Those V7...

That's a bit harsh, Sunbeem.

Those V7 Racers come with cool racing plates, all with the number 7 on them in a particularly exciting font.

And they clearly have a huge effect on young women...
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